Pharmaceutical companies are handling more products on single production lines these days, resulting in incredible demands on filling and packaging lines. For some companies, smaller batches are the norm, challenging line operators to execute changeovers quickly and sufficiently. Machinery providers are keeping up, thankfully, offering a range of
Six specialty equipment companies have formed a network offering technology, service, and project management for all stages of pharmaceutical manufacturing. Launched at Interpack 2011 in Dusseldorf, Excellence United is an alliance of companies comprising more than 4800 people, including an extensive international service network with 600 employees.
Pharmaceutical contract manufacturer and packager Pharma Tech Industries (PTI) has added a Ropak Stik Pak 10-up S/N 307 machine to form, crimp, fill, and seal stick packs. The machinery can produce up to 600 stick packs per minute across 10 lanes.
“Stick packs are one of the fastest-growing packaging solutions in the over-the-counter pharmaceutical market, and this new equipment allows our customers to capitalize on this,” reported Tee Noland, PTI director of business development, in a statement.
Produced by PMMI (Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute), Pack Expo Las Vegas 2011 will be at the Las Vegas (Nevada) Convention Center September 26–28, 2011. More than 1600 exhibitors will showcase their latest advances in machinery and materials in more than 600,000 net square feet.
Special pavilions include The Pharmaceutical Pavilion, The Reusable Packaging Pavilion, The Brand Zone, and The Processing Zone.